The lives we want to lead – towards change, towards hope
With the new Government’s first Budget just days away, and with the Prime Minister promising to ‘fix social care once and for all’, this short publication sets out the main issues that we believe need to be addressed to ensure that people can live the lives they want to lead, and the kind of action we want to see from Government.
One year on (July 2019)
We desperately need solutions for the longer-term and their continued delay in the absence of the Government’s green paper, matters. Another year of inaction has passed, leaving the system creaking under further, unsustainable pressure. More importantly, this continues to impact everyone with care and support needs, preventing them from living their life to the full.
LGA response to its green paper consultation (November 2018)
We received more than 540 submissions and we gathered further valuable insights individuals and organisations through public polling and focus groups.
The report outlines the findings of this consultation and the implications for social care. It also sets out our fourteen recommendations to the Government from the consultation for achieving two key objectives: stabilising and sustaining the here and now; and moving towards a system that we know could be better.
The LGA green paper for adult social care and wellbeing (July 2018)
When the Government announced in June that its care and support green paper would be further delayed until the autumn, the LGA decided to act.
In July 2018, the LGA published ‘The lives we want to lead’ our own green paper for adult social care and wellbeing our consultation and ask for evidence to contribute to the green paper.